Join us for an exciting walk on Sunday, October 4th and learn about the plantings in the center island on Massachusetts Avenue.

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We have new items in our Gift Shop!

Click here to check out our latest arrival: Worcester Post Cards!

Learn About Our Self-guided Walking Tours

Click here to access information about our Around the Common Tour as well as our award-winning self-guided tour of Worcester's Canal District.



"Save the Best to Last"

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Play our New Video Game: Preserve!

Preservation Worcester is pleased to present PRESERVE!, our first ever video game. The game features 30 historic properties across the city. Players answer questions on the buildings and earn cash to upkeep the structures which will decay and eventually demolish if they are not protected. Becker College seniors Alexander Condon, Anthony Dirago, Shiva Mendonca, Jacob Peltola and Ishan Sejwal spent the summer developing this fun game. The game is available on our website as well as on android phones. It will soon be available for iphones. Enjoy!

Click here to install Unity3d in order to play our new video game from your computer.  There are still some bugs in this game that are being resolved.  You can try it now or come back later.  Then return to this link once you have installed Unity3d to launch the game.  Depending on your web speed, it make take a while for the game to launch.  Also note that you cannot use Google Chrome as your browser to play the game.  You can use Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If you want to play the game on your android device, go the the Google Play Store and search for Preserve!.  Look for the Preservation Worcester Logo to be sure you have the right game.

Check back in mid-October for details on using your iPhone to play our game.


Preservation Worcester celebrates the 20th anniversary of our annual Most Endangered Structures List. The list has proven to be a highly successful tool for identifying and selecting local architectural gems that are threatened by demolition, neglect or inappropriate use. To highlight the effectiveness of the program, this year in addition to selecting 10 endangered structures, we also identified 20 successes. Go to our Most Endangered Structures tab to see our complete list of threatened properties as well as our commendations list. Also, please nominate threatened properties for our 2016 Most Endangered Structures List.

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Clock Tower Monument

This photograph was taken on August 19, 2015 and is the most recent photo we have that shows the progress in stonework being done on the Clock Tower.  We expect work to be completed this Fall (2015) and will keep you posted.



About Us

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The mission of Preservation Worcester is to preserve for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.

Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods which represent the culture, history, and architecture of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Preservation Worcester believes that protecting the best of Worcester’s architectural heritage and promoting good design encourages community pride and identity.

To further its goals, Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups, developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions.


Restored Clock on Foster Street The Harrington Building  Walking Tour at Higgins House, WPI